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Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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(Last updated June 2, 2019)

 

"One of the things I’ve rediscovered as a parent and as a kids’ author is that children are no different from adults. They have all the same questions, concerns, and emotions. The idea behind the 'I’m…' books is to let children know that whatever they’re going through is normal. Childhood is an amazing period of exploration, and I’m interested in letting kids (and potatoes and flamingos) know that they can feel however they feel at any given moment without judgment." - Michael Ian Black

 

Find out How I'm Bored Was Created, a 4-part blog post series geared toward young readers.

You can find out more about how Debbie's other picture books were created, get free picture book templates, and browse advice for young writers and illustrators in Debbie's CREATING PICTURE BOOKS: HOW-TO GUIDES, FREE TEMPLATES AND RESOURCES.

What inspired Michael Ian Black to write I'M BORED

Find out why Michael Ian Black wrote I'M SAD and what it was like for Debbie to illustrate this book on Mr. Schu's blog.

Michael Ian Black and I'm Worried on NBC's TODAY.

Entertainment Weekly: Why Michael Ian Black wrote a children's book about sadness - by David Canfield